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AbiWord Windows, Mac, Linux
By AbiSource
For Everybody

AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It is suitable for typing papers, letters, reports, memos, and so forth.

For additional information, please refer to: AbiWord: LSU Overview.

By Adium
For Everybody

Adium is a fast and free instant messaging client which supports AIM, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Yahoo! Japan, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, QQ, Novell Groupwise, SIP/SIMPLE (Text), and Lotus Sametime. Adium supports beautiful WebKit message display, tabbed messaging, encrypted chat, file transfer, and more. Give it a try; you won't look back.

For additional information about this software, please see this GROK article: Adium: Overview

Adobe Reader Windows, Mac, Linux
Adobe Reader
By Adobe
For Everybody

Lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

For additional information about Adobe Reader, see : Adobe Reader: LSU Overview.

Windows & Linux:
Due to an increase in security issues, you should consider using Foxit Reader instead.

By JetBrains
For Students, Faculty

AppCode is a smart IDE for IOS/OS X development. It natively supports Objective-C, Swift, C and C++ (including C++11, libc++ and Boost), as well as JavaScript, XML, HTML, CSS and XPath. AppCode is also 100% compatible and interoperable with Xcode, with no additional configuration required, and seamlessly integrates with CocoaPods, Reveal application, most popular version control systems and a number of issue trackers.

If you would like to download AppCode for free, please see the following TigerWare article: JetBrains Student Pricing

Aqua Data Studio Windows, Mac, Linux
Aqua Data Studio
By Aquafold
For Students

Aqua Data Studio is a database query tool and administration tool that allows developers to easily create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures.

Licensing: If there are any students who are interested in a license of the latest version please have them email license@aquafold.com from their .edu email address including a scanned copy of their University ID and proof of course registration.

By Aquamacs
For Everybody

Aquamacs is an Aqua-native build of the powerful Emacs text editor. “Aqua-native,” means more than just the fact that this version of Emacs runs as a standard OS X application. Aquamacs features extensive customization that enables it to conform better with Apple’s standard Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) than standard versions of the editor do.

For additional information regarding this software, please see this GROK article: Aquamacs Emacs: LSU Overview.

Audacity Windows, Mac, Linux
By Audacity
For Everybody

Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to: Audacity: LSU Overview.

Blast Windows, Mac, Linux
By National Center for Biotechnology Information
For Everybody

The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences. The program compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.

For additional information, please refer to: Blast: LSU Overview.

Blender Windows, Mac, Linux
By Blender
For Everybody

Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback.

BlueGriffon Windows, Mac, Linux
By BlueGriffon
For Everybody

BlueGriffon is a new WYSIWYG content editor for the World Wide Web. Powered by Gecko, the rendering engine of Firefox, it's a modern and robust solution to edit Web pages in conformance to the latest Web Standards. It provides Web authors (beginners or more advanced) with a simple User Interface allowing to create attractive Web sites without requiring extensive technical knowledge about Web Standards.


Cambridge Structural Database System
By Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center
For Students, Faculty, Staff

The Cambridge Structural Database - The world repository of small molecule crystal structures, and is the principal product of the CCDC. It is the central focus of the CSD System, which also comprises software for database access, structure visualisation and data analysis, and structural knowledge bases derived from the CSD.

Celestia Windows, Mac, Linux
By Celestia
For Everybody

Celestia is a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.

For additional information, please refer to: Celestia: LSU Overview.

Cisco VPN Client for the LSU Network
By Cisco
For Students, Faculty, Staff

This VPN client is required for accessing on-campus network resources from off-campus locations.

For additional information see: VPN at LSU: Overview.

Please click on client.vpn.lsu.edu to download the client software. NOTE: The provided link ONLY works OFF CAMPUS.

Windows & Mac Users: If you are facing any difficulty in downloading the client from the above link, please use Internet Explorer.

Linux Users: If you are facing any problems with freezing, try using the interceptor.c download provided in the download area below.

ClamAV Windows, Mac, Linux
By Clam AV
For Everybody

ClamAV is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.

Mac users: ClamAV can be downloaded from the Mac App Store

CLion Windows, Mac, Linux
By JetBrains
For Students, Faculty

CLion is a fully integrated cross-platform IDE for C and C++ which uses an embedded terminal, a keyboard-centric approach, and uses CMake as a project model. 

If you would like to download CLion for free, please see the following TigerWare article: JetBrains Student Pricing

Clustal Omega Windows, Mac, Linux
Clustal Omega
By The European Bioinformatics Institute
For Everybody

Clustal is a general purpose multiple sequence alignment program for DNA or proteins.It produces biologically meaningful multiple sequence alignments of divergent sequences. It calculates the best match for the selected sequences, and lines them up so that the identities, similarities and differences can be seen. Evolutionary relationships can be seen via viewing Cladograms or Phylograms.

Clustal W/Clustal X ("Classic Clustal") is no longer supported, but is still available for download at the Clustal website.

CmapTools Windows, Mac, Linux
For Everybody

The CmapTools program empowers users to construct, navigate, share and criticize knowledge models represented as concept maps. It allows users to, among many other features, construct their Cmaps in their personal computer, share them on servers (CmapServers) anywhere on the Internet, link their Cmaps to other Cmaps on servers, automatically create web pages of their concept maps on servers, edit their maps synchronously (at the same time) with other users on the Internet, and search the web for information relevant to a concept map.

For further information regarding this software, see this GROK article: CmapTools: LSU Overview.

To download CmapTools please go to the Cmap Products Page.

CrystalMaker Windows, Mac
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

CrystalMaker 9 is an advanced chemical & materials modelling program, featuring energy minimization, crystal-engineering - combined with full crystallographic model building and visualization.

CrystalMaker provides a streamlined workflow that majors on productivity: just drag-and-drop your data files into the program for instant display in spectacular photo-realistic color. Manipulate structures in real time, with the mouse. Multiple View "bookmarks" and undo levels encourage exploration and discovery - ideal for teaching and research.

CrystalMaker Diffract
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

CrystalDiffract 6 is an all-new, stand-alone program, designed to make the world of X-ray and neutron powder diffraction intuitive, interactive - and fun!

CrystalDiffract 6 reads from crystal files - including CIF files - to simulate X-ray or neutron powder diffraction patterns. Real-time parameter controls let you experiment with diffraction and sample settings, with instant feedback. Combine these with instant mixture creation - and the ability to load observed data in the same window - and you have a powerful workbench application for researchers, teachers and students.

CrystalMaker SingleCrystal
By CrystalMaker Software
For Students, Faculty, Staff

SingleCrystal is an elegant program designed to make the world of diffraction, reciprocal lattices and stereographic projections intuitive, interactive and fun!

SingleCrystal can simulate X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction patterns from single crystals, as well as being able to display reciprocal lattice sections and stereographic projections.

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